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- 11/21/18--09:43: Gritty Declares Candidacy For ‘TIME’ Person Of The Year
- 11/21/18--16:32: White House Authorizes Lethal Force At Mexican Border
- 11/21/18--16:56: Desmond Tutu Awards Parkland Shooting Survivors With Peace Prize
- 11/21/18--18:19: Charles Dion McDowell — The Viral ‘Neck Guy’ — Arrested Again
- 11/21/18--22:13: Don’t Worry, The Military At The Border Is Ignoring The White House
- 11/22/18--05:58: Does Queen Elizabeth II Really Eat Roast Swan At Christmas?
A voter fraud scam in Los Angeles reportedly traded dollar bills and individual cigarettes to homeless people in exchange for signatures to support ballot measures.
Authorities say the scheme targeted the hundreds of homeless people living in the city’s Skid Row area, offering small bribes in exchange for help in getting petitions on the California state ballot and voter registrations. As the Sacramento Bee reported, police have arrested nine people on felony charges for the alleged scheme. Three people were arrested back in September after they allegedly circulated a petition for a bill overturning the state’s cash bail system.
Local authorities said that the scheme targeted the vulnerable homeless population.
“They come in and they target the homeless population because they can get so many [signatures],” Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Marc Reina said in a phone interview in September. “When you see those tables and lines of people down the sidewalks it gets conspicuous, and we’re able to take action.”
A sex crimes investigator from the Los Angeles Special Victims Bureau was arrested on charges of raping a minor while on duty, according to the Los Angeles Times. Neil Kimball, 45, was taken into custody Friday after a long internal investigation regarding sexual assault allegations involving a teenage girl.
Kimball, a 20-year veteran with the department, was charged with suspicion of rape and trying to dissuade a victim from testifying. Authorities involved in the case reported a special allegation of binding the victim is attached to the charges, according to CNN.
“The investigation and arrest resulted from information provided to the department by a member of the public. The alleged conduct occurred during the scope of the employee’s assignment with the Department’s Special Victims Bureau,” said the Los Angeles County sheriff’s department in a statement.
Gritty, the Philadelphia Flyers’ oversized, monstrous, googly-eyed, orange mascot, debuted back in October to mixed reactions. But soon, starting with Gritty’s first appearance at a preseason game, the mascot’s legend has only grown, to realms far beyond hockey.
The mascot has challenged the Pittsburgh Penguins to a fight. John Oliver has devoted multiple segments to Gritty, who has also made other appearances on late night comedy shows. Gritty as filmed by the team playing in the season’s first snow outside the arena, as the mascot’s backstory states that he was discovered living in the Wells Fargo Center during recent renovations and had never before experienced winter weather.
And, in a development that simultaneously makes no sense and all the sense in the world, Gritty has been appropriated as an unofficial mascot by area political leftists, who have taken to drawing Gritty on signs at street protests and sharing online memes featuring Gritty’s picture next to socialist slogans.
A Florida woman is accused of fleeing the police, and of dropping a six-week old baby on his head in the process, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting. Authorities say that Kayla Morgan also admitted to being high on methamphetamines and on MDMA, another street drug.
Sometime on Monday police were called to a busy intersection in Central Florida’s Marion County, following reports of a woman “zig-zagging” in and out of traffic — all while carrying an infant. One witness told local media that the woman was holding the baby “as if she (were) carrying a jacket draped over her right arm, allowing the victim to flail.”
Once deputies arrived, she continued to act strangely, according to a police report obtained by WESH-TV (Orlando). She allegedly told the deputy who arrived on-scene that she believed the officer was “a monster trying to suck [her] blood.”
As he departed the White House for Florida, where on Wednesday he played his 162nd day at a golf course that he owns, as MSNBC reporter Kyle Griffin reports on Twitter, Donald Trump was asked by reporters for his opinion about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is now reportedly a target of the Robert Mueller Russia collusion investigation.
In response to an inquiry from a reporter asking, “Should Julian Assange go free?” as Vox writer Aaron Rupar reported via Twitter, Trump’s initial response was to discuss the daughter of Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, whose daughter is an employee of Facebook.
“Well, Schumer’s daughter works for Facebook, I just found out today,” Trump said. “If you look at what Facebook has been doing, they have explaining to do… I hear Schumer’s daughter works for Facebook, nobody knew that until now.”
While chatting with the media after practice on Tuesday, November 20, Julio Jones refused to go in depth with any sort of details regarding reports of a gun battle that left four of his relatives hospitalized this past weekend. “This is football. That’s private,” the five-time Pro-Bowl receiver told reporters.
Fans may recall Jones being pulled away from interviews following the Falcons’ Week 11 loss to the Cowboys in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. According to Atlanta news outlet 11 Alive, it turns out his early departure was the result of his mother, Queen Marvin, alerting the team of a “family emergency” in their native Alabama. Jones would at that point learn that a violent altercation involving some of his cousins and nephews had broken out and that each of them was in critical condition.
The brother of the man who was found dead outside his Colts Neck home yesterday has been charged with aggravated arson. Paul J. Caneiro, 51, was arrested and placed into custody at Monmouth County jail for attempting to burn down his own house in Ocean Township, New Jersey. His wife and children were inside at the time of the arson attempt, it is believed.
According to USA Today, Paul Caneiro allegedly tried to burn down his Tilton Drive home “using gasoline and igniting the gasoline causing the residence to catch fire while his wife and two daughters were inside.” None of his family were reported injured as a result of the blaze. Paul is set to appear in court in relation to the arson charge on Wednesday, November 28, according to WABC.
Troops sent to the border have been authorized to use lethal force to stop immigrants from entering the country, according to the New York Post. Legal experts say this is a potential violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, which prohibits the use of military force being used for civilian law enforcement.
The cabinet order was signed by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, and gives military personnel the authorization to “perform those military protective activities that the Secretary of Defense determines are reasonably necessary.”
That includes “a show or use of force (including lethal force, where necessary), crowd control, temporary detention and cursory search,” according to the exact text of the order.
On Valentine’s Day this year, Nikolas Cruz opened fire on the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Since that terrible day, some of the survivors of the shooting started a country-wide movement to advocate for better gun control laws.
For their efforts, those students have now been awarded the International Children’s Peace Prize on Tuesday in Cape Town by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, according to NBC News.
While presenting the award at the ceremony in South Africa, Tutu called the student organization March For Our Lives “one of the most significant youth-led mass movements in living memory and its founders true change-makers.”
“I am in awe of these children, whose powerful message is amplified by their youthful energy and an unshakable belief that children can — no, must — improve their own futures.”
Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes announced Wednesday that he is quitting the organization, The Daily Beast reports. His announcement comes following the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s decision to classify the Proud Boys as an “extremist group.”
“I am officially disassociating myself from the Proud Boys. In all capacities, forever, I quit,” McInnes announced in a video statement posted to his official YouTube channel. McInnes claims to have been told by his legal team that him leaving the group he had founded would alleviate the sentencing of nine of his Proud Boy colleagues charged over an October attack that occurred during a clash with an anti-fascist organization following one of McInnes’ fiery speeches. “Fine. At the very least, this will show jurors they are not dealing with a gang and there’s no head of operations,” he said.
As Donald Trump plans to release classified documents relating to the ongoing investigation into his 2016 presidential campaign’s possible collusion with Russia to tip the election in his favor — information Trump claims will show that the FBI placed an adviser to his campaign under surveillance without good cause — British intelligence agencies are fighting Trump behind the scenes to stop him from declassifying the documents, according to an investigation by Britain’s Telegraph newspaper.
The documents Trump wants to release pertain to the FBI surveillance of Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to Trump’s campaign who has become a prominent figure in the Russia collusion scandal. As the Inquisitr reported, Page is a businessman with ties to Russia, who was named in the Christopher Steele private intelligence dossier as having brokered a deal to sell about 19 percent of the Russian state-owned oil giant Rosneft.
Just over a week ago, a man named Charles Dion McDowell was arrested in northern Florida on a number of drug-related charges. His mugshot went viral because of the size of his neck, as reported by the Inquisitr. According to TMZ, he has been arrested again, only this time he was apprehended in Lee County, Alabama.
McDowell was arrested for a number of charges, including eluding law enforcement, reckless driving, driving with a revoked license, improper lane usage, and 2nd-degree possession of marijuana. According to the New York Post, police were forced to use spike strips on his tires to get him to stop.
In what could be defined as the strongest castigation of Donald Trump’s continuing affection for Saudi Arabia, Democratic representative from Hawaii Tulsi Gabbard called the American president the Saudi nation’s “b**ch,” reports Newsweek. The is despite an assessment by the CIA implicating its de facto head, crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, in the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Gabbard’s terse, but unassailable characterization of Trump’s tendency to not criticize the Saudi royal family came after the White House had released a strange statement which boasted of the country’s business ties with the Wahhabi nation, without actually holding it culpable for the murder of Khashoggi.
Sandra Parks was 11 when she wrote an award-winning essay about the plague of gun violence in her hometown of Milwaukee.
Two years later, Sandra was sitting in her room with her sister watching television when a shooting took place outside the family’s home. A stray bullet entered Sandra’s room and struck the eighth grader in the chest, killing her.
The New York Times reported on the tragic shooting, which has rocked a city where gun violence has become an all too common occurrence and where children are often victims. In the last two years, 12 children from Milwaukee public schools were victims of homicide. Sandra is the seventh student to die in 2018, the report added.
The report noted that Sandra had gained local acclaim for an essay in which she addressed the gun violence epidemic and described a world where “little children are victims of senseless gun violence.”
One Mandeville, LA, couple now has 1.8 million reasons to be thankful during this holiday season. For Tina and Harold Ehrenberg, Thanksgiving and Christmas just got a little better and they have quite a bit to look forward to for the new year. According to ABC News, the couple had only planned to clean the home for the holidays, but their plans took an interesting, positive turn when they came across Louisiana Lotto lottery ticket they’d purchased months prior.
Apparently, the ticket had been sitting on their nightstand for quite some time, but they hadn’t checked the numbers. Instead of tossing the old lottery ticket in a trash can, they decided to take a look at the winning numbers for the date on the ticket.
In a truly shocking and unprecedented turn of events, the White House authorized the use of “lethal force” at the Mexican border, per a cabinet order signed on Wednesday by Chief of Staff John Kelly, as previously reported by the Inquisitr.
This is terrifying news for those who imagine hundreds of immigrants, including women and children, being gunned down by American troops. However, that’s not going to happen — despite the authorization from the White House.
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis stated that the military police at the border don’t even have weapons. They will not be armed, and they will not have the power to carry out arrests.
“There is no armed element going on,” Mattis told reporters on Wednesday, according to the BBC.
Around 3,000 immigrants, mainly from Honduras and Guatemala, are in Tijuana right now. Tijuana is a border city just outside the state of California.
Eating swans are not really the thing in this day and age, and in Britain, it is even illegal to chow down on the big white bird. However, in the case of Queen Elizabeth II, the authorities make a notable exception.
Her majesty has a royal prerogative to feast on swans to her heart’s content, but the question on everyone’s lips as they tuck into their Thanksgiving dinner is, does the queen eat swan for Christmas? And if so, what do Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle make of such an exotic specialty on the royal dinner table?
During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, swan flesh was a much sought after delicacy which could be found on the menu at all the culinary hot spots.
In a massive new twist to the saga surrounding the brutal murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a bombshell new report in a Turkish newspaper now claims that the CIA finally has the evidence it needs to implicate Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of murder, according to Haaretz.
Ever since the killing of Khashoggi in Istanbul’s Saudi embassy in early October, Turkish media has steadily published reports accusing the Saudi administration of carrying out the execution. While Saudi Arabia denied any knowledge of the killing and pleaded innocence initially, the constant barrage of growing evidence has meant that it has had to alter its position on the killing. Even so, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman still claims to have not given the order to kill Khashoggi, leading Donald Trump on Wednesday to issue a statement which said that there was no way to know the truth, but the explosive new report could change all that.
Officials in India are contemplating how to obtain the body of an American tourist who was killed by a tribe of North Sentinel islanders, ABC News is reporting. As previously reported in the Inquisitr, missionary John Allen Chau traveled to a forbidden area last week in hopes of converting an isolated tribe to Christianity. The Sentinelese tribe has rejected modern society for thousands of years, and laws have been put in place over time forbidding outsiders from intruding on their lifestyle. These rules were not only instilled to help preserve the tribe’s culture but also protect them from illnesses that the people have not developed an immunity to since they’ve been living separately from society. Now, Indian authorities are struggling to determine how to recover Chau’s body safely.
Donald Trump has again gotten flak from climate change experts following a recent tweet where he seemed to claim that the expected cold weather in certain parts of the U.S. casts doubt on the phenomenon of global warming.
“Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS,” wrote Trump in a Twitter post on Wednesday.
“Whatever happened to Global Warming?”
According to the Huffington Post, Trump might have been commenting on weather forecasts for specific Northeast cities that are expected to experience the lowest late-November temperatures in recorded history. Per NBC News, these cities could include New York, where Thursday’s temperatures are expected to be in the mid-20s for most of the day. Prior to this year, there have only been three Thanksgivings since 1870 where temperatures in New York City did not peak at 30 degrees or warmer.